Will Streaming's New Power Couples, Like Spotify and Samsung, Lead to Actual Growth and Profits? — www.billboard.com
On Aug. 8, Verizon announced that it would give its Unlimited data plan customers six free months of Apple Music — whether the customers were current, new or even former subscribers to the music service.
You Could Be Kicked Offline For Piracy If This Music Industry Lawsuit Succeeds — motherboard.vice.com
And the evidence “proving” your guilt could be little more than fluff and nonsense.
Drake & Cardi B Top Spotify's List of Most Streamed Songs of the Summer — www.billboard.com
Spotify has unveiled its list of the most streamed songs of the summer, and to the surprise of no one, Drake lands at No. 1.
Tencent Music's $30 Billion IPO Is Reportedly Arriving In a Matter of Weeks — www.digitalmusicnews.com
Tencent Music has reportedly set the date for its upcoming IPO launch in the US, with an exclusive source confirming it will hit in October.
iHeartRadio — the future of radio? — medium.com
In the US, the iHeartRadio app contains a bunch of features — not just live radio streams, but podcasts, algorithmic radio stations and (if you pay for it) a music service much like Spotify. A few…
Spotify's podcast deals with Amy Schumer and Joe Budden disappoint — www.fastcompany.com
The streaming music giant wants to expand into more audio entertainment but as its initiatives in podcasting reveal, it’s moving too slowly and too tentatively.
This Chicago startup makes 'local radio' for Chinese living abroad — www.builtinchicago.org
Quantum Music is a streaming service for Chinese living abroad.
Gracenote’s metadata is the answer to making music streaming services better in India — www.digit.in
India’s music listening habits are vastly different from its western counterparts and to help streaming services serve us better, Gracenote is here with its mas
High on piracy and free streaming services: How India's music industry is shaping up — www.firstpost.com
There was a lot of data to absorb at both the Indian Music Industry (IMI)’s Dialogue and Truly Musical’s All About Music, which were among those rare conferences where the audience heard more facts than fluff.